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#1 2012-12-29 19:01:11

mathaholic
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From: Juliania
Registered: 2012-11-29
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All moderators and bobbym and MathsIsFun.

On my pre-moderation (the time before I could moderate), I thought of some groups to make for me. I thought of suggesting a "Math Talk" for those who want to chat with people, because I heard that many games turned into chat threads. Why not just chat there insted of the game thread? That way:
*  The games will continue in "Puzzles and games" .
*  Many people will reply because of the endless thread.
*  Spam is filtered on the topic.
Can you please make it for me?


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#2 2012-12-30 00:26:20

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,562

Re: All moderators and bobbym and MathsIsFun.

Hi julianthemath;

We already have created a few chat threads. Yes some chatting goes on in other threads but it can't be helped. Enforcing a no chatting rule would be a continuous job and we would end up with no members including myself.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-12-30 05:43:48

bob bundy
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Registered: 2010-06-20
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Re: All moderators and bobbym and MathsIsFun.

hi julianthemath

I don't know how you can stop a thread turning into chat.  The regulars on the forum all do it at some time, because we have become friends and like to chat.  If a thread is active with help for someone, I try to avoid chatting as I don't want to confuse them, but a lot of threads loose their purpose because the original poster never comes back with any feedback at all.  Regulars are left debating the merits of the solutions and eventually just 'discussing the weather'.

If you started a thread and you feel it is going off subject, then you might politely ask that folks get back on topic but I suspect this topic drift is an inevitable hazard of an open forum.

btw:  Glad to see you've got your sig going at last.  Whoops!  smile  That was off topic wasn't it.. See how easily it happens.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2012-12-30 18:11:14

mathaholic
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Re: All moderators and bobbym and MathsIsFun.

Bobbym, close the topic. This might not be the best suggestion. sad


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#5 2012-12-31 02:15:25

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,562

Re: All moderators and bobbym and MathsIsFun.

Hi;

In this case I will leave it open. Everybody needs a place to express themselves.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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